My top 5 foundations

So many girls struggle trying to find that "perfect" foundation - as it's your canvas for your other makeup! Of course we want the best! 

I used to struggle with my foundation sliding off my face or breaking up ALL THE TIME. Besides proper skin care (smooth face = smooth canvas), a great foundation that will last you all day and night is a must! After many years of trial and error, I've narrowed down my must haves!

Currently my skin type is combination. I used to have oily skin until I started getting older as my body was and still is changing. I still avoid the dewy/glow foundations as those do NOT stay put with a primer, powder and setting spray. If you have combo skin like myself, just lighten up on the powder as you don't want to walk around look like cake face...we've all been there.

Foundation color reference: Mac NC 30/35, depending how tan I am. When I'm not tan, I'm around an NC25/30 mixed. The numbers listed below are the colors I wear when I'm somewhat tan to tan. I have different shades for when I'm pale or when I'm an oompa!

  1. MAKEUP FOREVER Mat Velvet+ (No.40): This was my first high-end foundation purchase back in 2010 when I watched MissTiffanyD's video on this! It's seriously amazing and my go to when I need a lighter coverage. It's also waterproof! I've gone swimming with this bad boy on.
  2. Too Face Born This Way (Light Beige): Such a pretty foundation that blends super easily into the skin. To me, it doesn't last all day, but sometimes I end up mixing it in with another foundation for a more natural matte look. Do know their color selections are sort of golden/yellow based.
  3. Lancome Tient Idole (320 Bisque W): Love love LOVE this foundation. It never settles into my pores and lasts forever! 
  4. Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation (Medium 54): Such an amazing high coverage foundation! Literally a teeny tiny drop of this will cover your entire face! This is a full coverage foundation with a high pigmentation of color. I always get compliments on how amazing my skin looks when I wear this. It has a satin finish and can sometimes settle into my laugh lines. But a little powder will fix that!
  5. Estee Lauder Double Wear (2w1&3w1): I think I wear this foundation the most out of my top 5. It dries really matte but lasts me from 7am to when I wash my face (10pm). I've even gotten home around 1am and it was still intact! Covers amazingly and you can go light/medium/full coverage with this foundation. I would avoid this if you have dry skin though as it's extremely drying.
Hope my recommendations have helped!